You know the feeling – you’re a one “man” band, you started your own business and you’ve done a great job, but the long hours are starting to take their toll. You’re sat staring at a desk, inbox, to-do list that seems never-ending and you’re in denial but soon enough you’ll have to face it. You need some help.
There is nothing wrong with needing help, quite the contrary. In fact, by getting help and taking some of the pressure off your shoulders, you can actually become more productive and an even better asset for your business.
What is a Virtual Assistant?
One way to get help, is to enlist the services of a Virtual Assistant – this is someone who takes on tasks for you and your business from their own location (usually.) They are self-employed meaning you don’t need to be worried about becoming an employer and can take on all sorts of tasks from social media management to data entry inputting to phone calls and email management. So, how can a Virtual Assistant transform your business?
Growing Your Revenue & Creating Opportunities
This is particularly valid for those spending a lot of time working on low leverage tasks instead of sales which is what the business relies upon. By assigning these low leverage tasks to an assistant, you can free up your time for sales which in turn will also bring in more business and boost productivity.
Achieving A Better Work/Life Balance
Most entrepreneurs will tell you, particularly in the early months and even years of a business that they are working long hours and neglecting the personal side of their lives. Missing out on family events and special occasions because the business is so busy they simply don’t have the time to attend. If things aren’t done in the business, it won’t progress, but as we said, there is only so much you can do on your own.
In the beginning, from a financial stand point it is important to go it alone. But to push and drive the business forward when it is becoming a success, it is imperative to have someone by your side and on your side to support you and the business and help return a good work/life balance.
Banish Burnouts Forever
Really following on from our previous point, where you’re working long hours, 10+ each day. This isn’t something that can be maintained forever or even for a long time. You become exhausted and you’ll start forgetting things that need doing and the quality of your work will also go down. By offloading tasks onto a Virtual Assistant they can help share the burden, meaning you can work normal, sustainable hours and burnouts can be a thing of the past.
That’s 3 Ways a Virtual Assistant Can Transform Your Business and your life really. For more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
My name is Selina Johnson and I'm a Business Support Expert providing Virtual Business Support to businesses. We help SME's with administrative, technical and creative support so you are free to grow your business and increase your profits.
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